Helpr Launches On-Demand Babysitting App In SoCal

Desperate to find a babysitter for the night? Los Angeles-based Helpr, the developer of a mobile, on-demand app to help users find a babysitter, has launched in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, according to the company. The startup, founded by Kasey Edwards and Becka Klauber Richter, said that its new, on-demand childcare apps helps connect parents with rigorously vetted babysitters in as little as three hours. Helpr said that babysitters on its app are required to have an in-person interview, phone-based reference checks, CPR certifications, a background check, and client reviews, unlike other on-demand babysitting app providers. Edwards and Richters previously founded University Sitters, a childcare services provider.